Universe: A concept analysis




Alvarado, Alma
Watson, Jennifer
Van Sell, Sharon

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The concept of universe is a broad concept with limited analysis within nursing research and practice. The universe consists of everything that exists. The universe is all physical matter, including all the stars, planets, galaxies, and everything that exists within them such as human beings and nature. The concept analysis of theuniverse utilized the Walker and Avant eight-step methodology. The aim of the concept analysis was to provide knowledge and understanding of universe connection and interconnection in its entirety to human beings and health care, especially in advanced practice nursing. Attributes of the concept of universe include human being, environment, and cognition. Antecedents of the concept were observation, introspection, and experience. Lastly, the consequences of universe were self-awareness, evolution, and support.


Article originally published in International Journal of Nursing & Clinical Practices, 4(1). English. Published Online 2017. https://doi.org/10.15344/2394-4978/2017/227


Concept analysis, Advanced practice nursing, Connection and interconnection, Holistic patient care


This is the publisher’s version of an article that is available at https://doi.org/10.15344/2394-4978/2017/227. Recommended citation: Alvarado, A., Watson, J., & Sell, S. (2017). Universe: A concept analysis. International Journal of Nursing & Clinical Practices, 4(1). This item has been deposited in accordance with publisher copyright and licensing terms and with the author’s permission.